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  • Gentle Spirit (Awaiting Repress) Gentle Spirit (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Gentle Spirit (Awaiting Repress)

    Jonathan Wilsons music is steeped equally in the woodsy contours of his Blue Ridge origins and the atmospheric guitar reveries of Neil Young and Quicksilver Messenger Service. Gentle Spirit, an expansive double set conceived specifically for vinyl, was recorded to analog tape and is remarkably evocative of that golden late 60s, early 70s period when rural and urban sensibilities colluded to produce some of rocks most imperishable recordings.


    Gentle Spirit was recorded at his former studio in Laurel Canyon, the location of the very scene Wilson is credited with revitalizing through his personal studio and well-known jam sessions. In addition to making his own music, Wilson is also a producer, engineer and custom guitar-maker.


    Whether hes producing young artists like the band Dawes or collaborating with renowned artists like Erykah Badu, Jackson Browne, Robbie Robertson or Elvis Costello, Wilson is as dedicated, visionary and soulful as anyone in music today, qualities that can be heard in the many textures, layers and easy born nuances prevalent throughout Gentle Spirit.

    1. Gentle Spirit

    2. Can We Really Party Today?
    3. Desert Raven
    4. Canyon in the Rain
    5. Natural Rhapsody
    6. Ballad of the Pines
    7. The Way I Feel
    8. Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler
    9. Woe Is Me
    10. Waters Down
    11. Rolling Universe
    12. Magic Everywhere
    13. Valley of the Silver Moon
    Jonathan Wilson
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    Salutations

    Conor Oberst will release a new album, Salutations, on Nonesuch Records.


    The album is a companion piece to 2016's lauded Ruminations. When Oberst wrote and recorded the songs on Ruminations, entirely solo-with just voice, piano, guitar and harmonica-he intended to ultimately record them with a full band. In the midst of putting together that band-upstate New York's The Felice Brothers plus the legendary drummer Jim Keltner (Neil Young, Jackson Browne, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and many more)-the passionate responses Oberst was getting to those first solo recordings, from friends and colleagues, encouraged him to release the songs as-is, in their original sparse form, as his seventh solo album: Ruminations, which was released in October 2016. The Sunday Times of London called it the rawest album yet from the forever troubled one-time voice of a generation and political and very, very personal, saying Oberst is one of the best songwriters around.


    Meanwhile, Oberst simultaneously moved ahead with his plans to record with the band, heading to the famed Shangri-la Studios in Malibu to record Salutations-co-produced with Keltner and engineered by long-time musical compadre Andy LeMaster. Guest contributions come courtesy of Jim James, Blake Mills, Maria Taylor, M Ward, Gillian Welch, Gus Seyffert, Pearl Charles, Nathaniel Walcott, and Jonathan Wilson.


    Salutations includes full-band versions of the ten songs from Ruminations, plus seven additional songs, some from an additional session at Five Star Studios in Echo Park in fall 2016.


    Oberst says of the Salutations sessions: Jim was really the captain of the ship and the spiritual leader of the project. We leaned heavy on his fifty-plus years of musical insight to get us to where we needed to be. He brought such depth and dignity to the proceedings that made everyone else involved rise to the occasion. It was a true stroke of luck that he got involved when he did.

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    1. Too Late to Fixate
    2. Gossamer Thin
    3. Overdue
    4. Afterthought
    5. Next Of Kin
    6. Napalm
    7. Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)
    8. Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out


    LP 2
    1. Barbary Coast (Later)
    2. Tachycardia
    3. Empty Hotel by the Sea
    4. Anytime Soon
    5. Counting Sheep
    6. Rain Follows the Plow
    7. You All Loved Him Once
    8. A Little Uncanny
    9. Salutations

    Conor Oberst
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  • The Trials Of Van Occupanther (10th Anniversary Edition) (Awaiting Repress) The Trials Of Van Occupanther (10th Anniversary Edition) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Trials Of Van Occupanther (10th Anniversary Edition) (Awaiting Repress)

    10th Anniversary Edition On 180-Gram Gold Vinyl


    Includes A B2 Pull-Out Poster, Handwritten Lyrics & Previously Unseen Photos


    Comes With A Special Bonus 7 With 2 Unreleased Songs


    Limited To Only 1000 Copies For North America


    This Autumn Midlake will celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Trials of Van Occupanther with a deluxe reissue via Bella Union on 180g gold vinyl, complete with a B2 pull-out poster, handwritten lyrics and previously unseen photos. The cover artwork has been reimagined in a fittingly flushed, hallucinatory painting by neo-impressionist (and pavement-scorching skateboarder) Brian Lotti. The original album will be accompanied by a special bonus 7" featuring two previously unreleased tracks, the plaintive rolling lament of "The Fairest Way" and the revelatory psychedelic swirl of "Festival," two tracks recorded before original vocalist Tim Smith departed the band.


    In 2006, Van Occupanther was hailed as an instant classic and over the course of the next year proved to be the band's commercial breakthrough. While their debut, 2004's Bamnan and Slivercork, had drawn acclaim alongside comparisons to Grandaddy and Radiohead, Midlake looked further afield and deeper within for the follow-up. Suffused with a romantic yearning for the simpler life, this was a record pitched between 1871, 1971 and somewhere out of time: between Henry David Thoreau and Neil Young's After the Gold Rush, between 1970s Laurel Canyon thinking and a longing for something more mysterious. Rich reserves of wistful melody, dreamy horns, rolling guitars and plaintive pianos reflect its elusive, idiosyncratic narratives: a couple long to be robbed by bandits so they can start anew, an outcast scientist ponders his pariah status, a woman chases a frisky deer, a river leads who knows where yet leaves you little choice but to follow


    Famous admirers included Thom Yorke, Beck, The Flaming Lips, Paul Weller, James Dean Bradfield, St Vincent, actor/skateboarder Jason Lee and The Chemical Brothers, and the album went on to secure high placings in the end-of-year polls. Since then, their influence has perhaps been felt in the breakthrough of many a band or singer at one with the stuff of beards, bucolic yearning and blissful West Coast harmonies, from Fleet Foxes to Band of Horses, The Low Anthem, Jonathan Wilson, Matthew E White and beyond.


    Not that Midlake stood still to lap up the praise: a band acutely attuned to nature's shifts, they embraced change. In 2010 they ventured into darker psych-folk thickets for The Courage of Others and backed John Grant on his celebrated breakthrough album, Queen of Denmark. When Tim Smith subsequently departed, guitarist/singer Eric Pulido stepped up to the lead vocal role for 2013's freshly exploratory Antiphon. Since then, Pulido and various Midlake members have embarked on a new musical project with a cast of all-stars including members of Grandaddy, Franz Ferdinand, Band of Horses and Travis, for an album due for release next year. All of this serves to remind us what fertile seeds were sown with The Trials of Van Occupanther: a modern classic, made of vintage craft and timeless magic.

    1. Roscoe
    2. Bandits
    3. Head Home
    4. Van Occupanther
    5. Young Bride
    6. Branches
    7. In This Camp
    8. We Gathered In Spring
    9. It Covers The Hillsides
    10. Chasing After Deer
    11. You Never Arrived


    Bonus 7" Single
    1. Festival
    2. The Fairest Way

    Midlake
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    Fanfare

    Jonathan Wilson returns in 2013 with Fanfare, an epic, grandiose and highly ambitious production that builds upon the success of his Bella Union debut.


    With 2011's critically-lauded Gentle Spirit, audiences worldwide were introduced to the prodigious talents of singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and unrivalled guitar hero Jonathan Wilson. Gentle Spirit's authentic exploration and modern updating of the Laurel Canyon sound earned it high marks on many year-end lists, including those of MOJO (#4), Uncut (#16) and The Guardian (#28). The eagerly-awaited follow-up, Fanfare, is an even more ambitious production that instantly conjures thoughts of Dennis Wilson's Pacific Ocean Blue.


    'Fanfare as a word represents a fanciful showing, a bodacious movement of energy, a celebration of sound, Wilson explains. Something to signify an arrival, a special occasion. In this case, it's also the immense opening song that builds into a multilayered cinematic poem from the artist to channel the perfect love song through his piano. As a declaration of intent, it's a powerful statement.


    From the initial idea of the record, I knew I wanted a concert Steinway piano to be the centerpiece--the beating heart--of Fanfare. I was going for this sort of widescreen sound. I wanted strings, horns, vibes, voices, solos, improvisation and a full orchestra on some of the tunes. Having that 9-foot Steinway was central to achieving the sound that I wanted.


    Fanfare was made in Los Angeles over a 9-month period. Featuring vocal and instrumental contributions from heavy friends like Graham Nash, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Josh Tillman (aka Father John Misty), Wilco's Patrick Sansone, Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith and Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, the album is a celebration of friends and family. Additionally, Wilson and British folk legend Roy Harper co-wrote several songs on the record.


    Sometimes Wilson seems to need a pinch to believe his good fortune: There are an awful lot of wizards on this album. Wizards of all ages and life experiences. All these amazing voices and musicians. There is a high degree of musical prowess and pedigree here. Cross-generational musical sharing and passing down traditions is very important to me and something that must continue. This is the way you keep the Fanfare's blowing, this is how you keep the energies interacting.


    - Contact Music

    1. Fanfare
    2. Dear Friend
    3. Her Hair Is Growing Long
    4. Love To Love
    5. Future Vision
    6. Moses Pain
    7. Cecil Taylor
    8. Illumination
    9. Desert Trip
    10. Fazon
    11. New Mexico
    12. Lovestrong
    13. All the Way Down
    Jonathan Wilson
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    Moon

    Born from love, musical empathy, a baby grand piano discovered on Gumtree and an expired visa, Snowbird duo Stephanie Dosen and Simon Raymonde have crafted an album of exquisite melody and mood that radiates the uncanny mystery of the object it's named after: moon.


    Released on Bella Union, the label that Raymonde has run and curated since his former band Cocteau Twins went their individual ways in 1997, moon comprises 11 songs composed between two continents; Raymonde was in London while Dosen was in North Carolina after being based in the capital following her 2007 debut A Lily For The Spectre. Snowbird's album was subsequently crafted via the wonder of technology, and yet moon has one unifying and intimate sound and vision, from gently pulsating, pop-centric trails ("I Heard The Owl Call My Name", "Bears On My Trail") and lingering, luminous ballads ("All Wishes Are Ghosts", "Come To The Woods") to the musical equivalent of floating downstream, bathed
    in silvery light ("Charming Birds From Trees", "In Lovely").


    The eagle-eyed out there will notice the predominance of flora and fauna on moon, starting with the name Snowbird. There's more on "Where Foxes Hide", "We Carry White Mice" and "Heart Of The Woods". But there is one human subject in"Amelia", and others came out to play too, a suitably transatlantic roster of friends: Radiohead drummer Philip Selway and guitarist Ed O'Brien, Midlake guitarist Eric Pulido and drummer McKenzie Smith and two more gifted guitarists in Paul Gregory(Lanterns On The Lake) and Jonathan Wilson.


    If the 11 tracks weren't enough there is a 2nd half of the record!. An album of remixes (one for each 11 tracks) by Michigan's electronic music genius by the name of RxGibbs, who expands, annotates and shines a whole new light on the wonder of Snowbird, adding and subtracting beats, creating otherworldly ambient passages, and building the other half of a distinctly beautiful and passionate whole that gives a whole new meaning to the term"moonstruck" The album cover (above) is by Vaughan Oliver, famed graphic designer known for his distinctive work for 4AD, including many album covers for Cocteau Twins.

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    1. I Heard The Owl Call My Name
    2. All Wishes Are Ghosts
    3. Charming Birds From Trees
    4. Where Foxes Hide
    5. Amelia
    6. Bears On My Trail
    7. Porcelain
    8. Come To The Woods
    9. We Carry White Mice
    10. In Lovely
    11. Heart Of The Woods


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    Track by track remix by RX GIBBS

    Snowbird
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    Away

    Recorded over three days in a studio on Long Island, and mixed in LA with Jonathan Wilson, Away was written during a turbulent and transitional time for Will Sheff. It's swirling, psychedelic backdrop and band of musicians with jazz and avant garde backgrounds represent the start of a bright new beginning for Okkervil River.
    1. Okkervil River R.I.P.
    2. Call Yourself Renee
    3. The Industry
    4. Comes Indiana Through the Smoke
    5. Judey on a Street
    6. She Would Look for Me
    7. Mary on a Wave
    8. Frontman in Heaven
    9. Days Spent Floating (in the Halfbetween)
    Okkervil River
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    Man & Myth

    Man And Myth, Roy's first studio album in 13 years, isn't just proof
    that one of the leading, most erudite and passionate orators of the
    British folk rock renaissance hasn't lost an iota of his gifts, but also
    timely evidence for anyone who has wondered why so many musical
    luminaries have been lining up to praise this enigmatic and legendary singer-songwriter.


    In 2011, Harper performed a special show at the Royal Festival Hall
    in celebration of his 70th birthday, playing with guests including
    Joanna Newsom, Jonathan Wilson and Jimmy Page of Led
    Zeppelin-who once penned a tribute called Hats Off To (Roy)
    Harper. David Gilmour not only played on record and stage for
    Harper, but Pink Floyd engaged him to sing Have A Cigar on the
    band's landmark album Wish You Were Here. Fellow collaborator
    Kate Bush has called Harper one of the greatest English songwriters while the late John Peel demanded, on his death, that cricket
    obsessive Harper's When An Old Cricketer Leaves The Crease be
    played at his funeral. Johnny Marr, meanwhile, has stated that
    Harper's 1971 opus Stormcock was intense and beautiful and
    clever.


    Four of the seven tracks that constitute Man And Myth were
    recorded with Jonathan Wilson at his studio in Laurel Canyon.
    Wilson had been assembling a Harper tribute album and the two
    struck up a friendship after meeting backstage at London's Borderline in 2012. Heaven Is Here and The Exile, the album's epic
    closing tracks, and January Man were subsequently recorded
    back in County Cork.


    Man And Myth is incontrovertible proof to everyone of Roy Harper's
    persisting brilliance, with many hallmarks of what has singled him
    out since his first album 47 heady years ago.

    1. The Enemy
    2. Time Is Temporary
    3. January Man
    4. The Stranger
    5. Cloud Cuckooland
    6. Heaven Is Here
    7. The Exile
    Roy Harper
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    North Hills

    As you begin to listen to Dawes' debut album and especially songs like the bittersweet That Western Skyline and the patient Love Is All I Am, you start to realize that this band isn't interested in the bells and whistles. The Los Angeles quartet, Taylor Goldsmith (vocals, guitar), Griffin Goldsmith (drums, vocals), Wylie Gelber (bass) and Tay Strathairn (piano, vocals) seem to get all their musicianship and expression across through the inherent nature of the instruments. They seem to have their utmost respect for the song itself, only stepping out when a song calls for it, relying on the other to keep the holes filled and the ship sailing smoothly, letting the music reflect their own personal relationships to the listener.


    Recorded live to tape (all analog) at Canyonsound Studio in Laurel Canyon, CA. Produced by Jonathan Wilson (Elvis Costello, Johnathan Rice, Jenny Lewis) and mastered by Rob Fraboni (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton) at Effortless Mastering in Weston, CT.

    1. That Western Skyline
    2. Love Is All I Am
    3. When You Call My Name
    4. Give Me Time
    5. When My Time Comes
    6. God Rest My Soul
    7. Bedside Manner
    8. My Girl To Me
    9. Take Me Out Of The City
    10. If You Let Me Be Your Anchor
    11. Peace In The Valley
    Dawes
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  • I Love You, Honeybear I Love You, Honeybear Quick View

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    I Love You, Honeybear

    I Love You, Honeybear was recorded intermittently from 2013 to 2014 in Echo Park, Los Angeles and produced with Jonathan Wilson, whom I also recorded and produced 2012's Fairly Fun with. There's a case to be made that it sounds and acts a bit like solo-era John Lennon, Scott Walker, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, and Dory Previn, while taking more than a few cues from Woody Allen, Kurt Vonnegut, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Muhammad Ali. Blammo.


    It has a decidedly more soulful presence than Fear Fun, due in no small part to the fact that I am truly singing my ass off all over this motherfucker. The album is really characterized by the scope and ambition of the arrangements. Nearly every tune is augmented by something special, be it orchestral strings, a mariachi band, questionable electronic drum solos, ragtime jazz combos, soul singers, or what have you. I'm pretty sure there's a sitar in there somewhere. Blammo. My ambition, aside from making an indulgent, soulful, and epic sound worthy of the subject matter, was to address the sensuality of fear, the terrifying force of love,
    the unutterable pleasures of true intimacy, and the destruction of emotional and intellectual prisons in my own voice. Blammo.


    This material demanded a new way of being made, and it took a lot of time before the process revealed itself. The massive, deranged shmaltz I heard in my head, and knew had to be the sound of this record, originated a few years ago while Emma and I were hallucinating in Joshua Tree; the same week I wrote the title track. I chased that sound for the entire year and half we were recording. The means by which it was achieved bore a striking resemblance to the travails, abandon and transformation of loving someone. There: I said it. Blammo.

    -Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty


    I Love You, Honeybear was produced by Josh Tillman and Jonathan Wilson, mixed
    by Phil Ek, and mastered by Greg Calbi.

    1. I Love You, Honeybear
    2. Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)
    3. True Affection
    4. The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apt.
    5. When You're Smiling and Astride Me
    6. Nothing Good Ever Happens at the Goddamn Thirsty Crow
    7. Strange Encounter
    8. The Ideal Husband
    9. Bored in the USA
    10. Holy Shit
    11. I Went to the Store One Day
    Father John Misty
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    Summer Skin

    Summer Skin, the new album from Amy Cook is set for release on Roothouse Records/Thirty Tigers. The 12-songs on Summer Skin feature an all-star band, special cameos and Cook's strongest songwriting and recording to date. Cook successfully achieves the perfect balance between intelligent, thoughtful singer/songwriter and strong rock chick. Rolling Stone desribes Cook as "a brassier, dusty Deborah Harry."



    Summer Skin represents a new plateau for Cook as an artist. "This is the happiest I've ever been with anything I've ever recorded," says Cook, "I was working with people who really were able to get into my mind and help me let go of my expectations, instead of worrying 'is this gonna rock hard enough or be rootsy enough or be smart enough.'"



    Those people begin with producer Craig Street, whose long list of credits includes Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Henry and K.D. Lang. Then comes an all-star band, featuring David Garza (guitar), Me'Shell N'Degeocello (bass), Chris Bruce (guitar) and Jonathan Wilson (drums).



    Cook had a few other friends make some special contributions to Summer Skin. Robert Plant sings harmony with Cook on the beautiful "It's Gonna Rain," and joins Patty Griffin on the moody "Airplane Driver." Ben Kweller co-wrote and sings back up on the catchy rocker "Getting To You."

    1. Waiting 4 the World 2 End
    2. Sun Setting Backwards
    3. It's Gonna Rain (with Robert Plant)
    4. Summer Skin
    5. Getting to You (with Ben Kweller)
    6. Airplane Driver
    7. Changing
    8. Hello, Bunny
    9. Who's Gonna Break Your Fall
    10. Levee
    11. When I Wake Up
    Amy Cook
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  • You And Me (Discontinued) (On Sale) You And Me (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    You And Me (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    You & Me is Kevin Barker's debut album, released by Gnomonsong. Though it's his first solo release under his own name, Barker's no newcomer to the scene--he's spent the last few years recording, touring, and collaborating with Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Vashti Bunyan, Vetiver, Antony and the Johnsons, and Espers, to name just a few. Essentially acting as everyone's favorite sideman, Barker has influenced and helped create a sound with which this generation is happily familiar. During his college days, Barker became interested in the finger-style guitar playing of John Fahey and Bert Jansch and began to record under the name Currituck County. This solo project (sometime a duo with Vetiver / Espers drummer Otto Hauser) recorded albums for Teenbeat Records, Troubleman Unlimited, and the UK's Track and Field Organisation. Now Barker has assembled an unbelievable group of musicians for You & Me. Produced by Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Lilys, Gary Louris, Devendra Banhart), the album features Pat Sansone (Wilco), Joanna Newsom, Jonathan Wilson (Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis), Eric Johnson (Shins, Fruit Bats), and Otto Hauser (Vetiver, Espers). Full of sunny, rural country rock, You & Me recalls the rustic grooves of The Band and The Grateful Dead, the heady melancholy of Roy Harper, and the golden harmonies of CSNY.
    1. Little Picture of You
    2. You & Me
    3. Mountain & Bear
    4. Amber
    5. Walking Along
    6. My Lady
    7. I Will Fly
    8. Bless You on Your Way
    9. Tiny Tattered Tale (Bonus track)
    10. Ten Toes To Sister Sky (Bonus track)
    11. Jerry Jeff On The Radio (Bonus track)
    Kevin Barker
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    Upside Down Mountain

    Though only 34, Conor Oberst has been a recording artist for more than two decades, starting with raw, acoustic guitar-based bedroom tracks he cut as a young teenager and initially released on cassette. After his early Omaha-based band Commander Venus broke up, Oberst recast himself as Bright Eyes, an umbrella name for Oberst, producer-keyboardist Mike Mogis and multi-instrumentalist/arranger Nathaniel Wolcott, and a shifting group of collaborators. By the time he released Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground on Saddle Creek, the label he helped found with friends in Omaha, Oberst was a word-of-mouth success, with an avid young audience that helped to sell out his tours. The critics soon followed. Rolling Stone called him "a true American original: the ghost of Walt Whitman setting up shop in the wraith-white, rail-thin frame of an acoustic-strumming Nebraska Cure fan." The 2005 simultaneous release of two markedly different Bright Eyes albums-the more singer-songwriter-oriented I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning and the darker, computerized Digital Ash in a Digital Urn-displayed the breadth of his talent. Time Magazine listed I'm Wide Awake among its top 10 albums of the year. Since then, Bright Eyes has continued to evolve, its lineup morphing with each successive tour. While supporting his 2007 Cassadaga album, Oberst took over New York City's Town Hall for a week of sold-out shows, with his large, string-augmented ensemble outfitted spectacularly in white suits. He's also recorded and toured with Mogis, Jim James, and M. Ward as Monsters of Folk as well as with his own Mystic Valley Band. For the first leg of his summer 2014 tour, he's bringing along Wilson's other pals, the Southern Californian quartet Dawes as his support act and backing band.


    "I feel lucky that I have been able to do this for as longs as I have," declares Oberst. "I've seen so many talented friends come and go, for a lot of different reasons. Sometimes they stop making music because they can't pay the bills or they lose the passion for it. At this point it is my life. I don't know another way to live. There is something fundamental in myself; I have to be this way. It completes what I am."


    Upside Down Mountain features many other friends of Oberst's, including producer Jonathan Wilson, engineer Andy LeMaster, bassist Macey Taylor, multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills, and the Swedish sibling folk-rock vocal duo First Aid Kit. What started as exploratory demos with producer-musician Jonathan Wilson at his Fivestar Studios in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, in a home Wilson rents from Oberst, became the first de facto album sessions. Returning to his native Omaha, Nebraska, Oberst kept rolling with the help of frequent collaborator, engineer, and friend Andy LeMaster at his own ARC Studios. Even more tracking followed in Omaha last November and December. Then Oberst and Wilson moved south to Blackbird Studio in Nashville.


    "This is a return to an earlier way I wrote," Oberst says of the songs on Upside Down Mountain. "It's more intimate or personal, if you will. Even if all my songs come from the same place, you make different aesthetic decisions along the way. For me, language is a huge part of why I make music. I'm not the greatest guitar player or piano player-I'm not the greatest singer, either-but I feel if I can come up with melodies I like that are fused with poetry I'm proud of, then that's what I bring to the table. That's why I'm able to do this."

    1. Time Forgot
    2. Zigzagging Toward the Light
    3. Hundreds of Ways
    4. Artifact #1
    5. Lonely at the Top
    6. Enola Gay
    7. Double Life
    8. Kick
    9. Night at Lake Unknown
    10. You Are Your Mother's Child
    11. Governor's Ball
    12. Desert Island Questionnaire
    13. Common Knowledge
    Conor Oberst
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    Laraaji: Remixes

    Laraaji is a musician, mystic and laughter meditation practitioner based in New York City. He began playing music on the streets in the 1970s, improvising trance inducing jams on a modified autoharp processed through various electronic effects. Brian Eno saw him playing one night in Washington Square Park and invited him to record an album for his seminal Ambient series (Ambient 3: Day Of Radiance, released 1980). Laraaji went onto release a prolific series of albums for a wide variety of labels, many of which he recorded himself at home and sold as cassettes during his street performances. In recent years he has been collaborating with a new generation of underground musicians, such as the 2011 album he recorded for the acclaimed FRKWYS series with Blues Control (That Healing Feeling). As well as the reissues of his music on All Saints, in the past year he has been included on Light In The Attic compilation I Am The Center: Private Issue New Age Music In America 1950 - 1990, and been a live guest of Deerhunter and Jonathan Wilson.
    1. Cave (Bee Mask)
    2. Kalimba (Ela Orleans)
    3. Tilturn (Sun Araw)
    4. Space (Motion Sickness Of Time Travel)
    Laraaji
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    Is This The Life We Really Want? (On Sale)

    Roger Waters, the creative power and songwriting force behind Pink Floyd, presents Is This The Life We Really Want?, his first rock album in 25 years. The album is produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck, U2, From the Basement), and includes 12 new Roger Waters musical compositions and studio performances.


    Roger Waters' last studio album, 1992's Amused To Death, was a prescient study of popular culture, exploring the power of television in the era of the First Gulf War. This long-awaited follow-up, Is This The Life We Really Want ?, is an unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times, and a natural successor to such classic Pink Floyd albums as Animals and The Wall.


    Tracks on Is This The Life We Really Want? include: When We Were Young, DÉjà vu, The Last Refugee, Picture That, Broken Bones, The Life We Really Want, A Bird In A Gale, The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, Smell the Roses, Wait For Her, Oceans Apart, and Part of Me Died. The lyrics for Wait for Her were written by Roger Waters and inspired by an English translation by an unknown author of Lesson from the Kama Sutra (Wait for Her), by Mahmoud Darwish.


    The musicians on Is This The Life We Really Want? are: Roger Waters (vocals, acoustic, bass), Nigel Godrich (arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar), Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Manning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards) and Lucius (vocals) with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    LP 1
    1. When We Were Young
    2. DÉjà Vu
    3. The Last Refugee
    4. Picture That
    5. Broken Bones


    LP 2
    1. Is This the Life We Really Want?
    2. Bird In A Gale
    3. The Most Beautiful Girl
    4. Smell the Roses
    5. Wait for Her
    6. Oceans Apart
    7. Part of Me Died

    Roger Waters
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    Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams

    Cameron Avery has arrived as a new breed of nocturnal crooner, a train-wreck romantic creating timeless, ambitious music for the modern age. Utilizing his soulful wit, shrewd arrangements, and a deep, husky baritone, Avery harnesses the dark power and humor of artists like Nick Cave, Scott Walker, and Tindersticks to expertly walk the fine line between vulnerable and venerable.


    Hailing from the late 2000s-era Perth, Australia, a healthy scene of hard-hitting garage rock bands, including a long stint as the drummer of Pond, Avery found his musical footing while playing with friends but sought the reward of his own outfit. Encouraged by his friend Kevin Parker of Tame Impala to record on his own, Avery started The Growl as his solo project in 2007, making an EP and an album of aggressive, distorted psychedelic rock and roll. When Parker asked him to join Tame Impala as its touring bassist in 2013, Avery jumped at the chance and rose with that band to the top of the psych-rock heap, but all the while remained focused on carving out his singular identity as an artist and following his own muse.


    On a break from touring, Avery decided to head to the US to work on his album. He would settle in Los Angeles at the behest of Jonathan Wilson, the Echo Park musician and producer who also encouraged Avery to shine a spotlight on his baritone singing voice, unlike the snarling, obscured vocals of The Growl. It was a lofty idea, but one to which Avery aspired, encouraged by the challenge.


    Melancholic machismo is written into the very DNA of Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams. From the classical, finger-picked guitar on the opener "A Time and Place" and the orchestral vamping of "Do You Know Me By Heart?" to the bombastic, self-assured swagger of "Dance with Me." He takes an emotive page from the Leonard Cohen songbook-of-longing on "Big Town Girl" just as naturally as he thumbs an aggressive note of Bad Seed strut and Cramps rut on "Watch Me Take It Away." And by the time he purrs that earnest refrain of "Baby, it's you" on the album's closer "C'est Toi," Avery has surely mastered that drunken tightrope dance. Now a resident of New York City, Avery looks to continue his search for the ultimate sensations from a fresh vantage point.

    1. A Time and Place
    2. Do You Know Me By Heart
    3. Dance With Me
    4. Wasted On Fidelity
    5. Big Town Girl
    6. Disposable
    7. The Cry Of Captain Hollywood
    8. Watch Me Take It Away
    9. An Ever Jarring Moment
    10. C'est Toi (extended)
    Cameron Avery
    $19.99
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    Pure Comedy

    Standard 2x Black Vinyl Housed In A Gatefold Jacket


    Comes With 1 Of 4 Different Cover Color Schemes With Custom Dust Sleeves - Shipped At Random


    Pure Comedy, Father John Misty's third album, is a complex, often-sardonic, and, equally often, touching meditation on the confounding folly of modern humanity. Father John Misty is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Josh Tillman. Tillman has released two widely acclaimed albums - Fear Fun (2012) and I Love You, Honeybear (2015) - and the recent "Real Love Baby" single as Father John Misty, and recently contributed to songs by BeyoncÉ, Lady Gaga, and Kid Cudi.


    While we could say a lot about Pure Comedy - including that it is a bold, important album in the tradition of American songwriting greats like Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, and Leonard Cohen - we think it's best to let its creator describe it himself. Take it away, Mr. Tillman: Pure Comedy is the story of a species born with a half-formed brain. The species' only hope for survival, nding itself on a cruel, unpredictable rock surrounded by other species who seem far more adept at this whole thing (and to whom they are delicious), is the reliance on other, slightly older, half-formed brains. This reliance takes on a few different names as their story unfolds, like "love," "culture," "family," etc. Over time, and as their brains prove to be remarkably good at inventing meaning where there is none, the species becomes the purveyor of increasingly bizarre and sophisticated ironies. These ironies are designed to help cope with the species' loathsome vulnerability and to try and reconcile how disproportionate their imagination is to the monotony of their existence. Something like that.


    Pure Comedy was recorded in 2016 at the legendary United Studios (Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Beck) in Hollywood, CA. It was produced by Father John Misty and Jonathan Wilson, with engineering by Misty's longtime sound-person Trevor Spencer and orchestral arrangements by renowned composer/double-bassist Gavin Bryars (known for extensive solo work, and work with Brian Eno, Tom Waits, Derek Bailey).

    LP 1
    1. Pure Comedy
    2. Total Entertainment Forever
    3. Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
    4. Ballad of the Dying Man
    5. Birdie
    6. Leaving LA


    LP 2
    1. A Bigger Paper Bag
    2. When the God of Love Returns There'll Be Hell to Pay
    3. Smoochie
    4. Two Wildly Different Perspectives
    5. The Memo
    6. So I'm Growing Old on Magic Mountain
    7. In Twenty Years or So

    Father John Misty
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    Pure Comedy (Deluxe)

    Deluxe 2xLPs Are Housed In A Die-Cut Customizable Jacket With 4 Interactive "Background" Dust Sleeves (Four Different Sky Color Schemes To Choose From)


    Housed In An Outer Plastic Slipcase.


    Includes A Tri-Fold Poster & Holographic Tarot Card


    Pure Comedy, Father John Misty's third album, is a complex, often-sardonic, and, equally often, touching meditation on the confounding folly of modern humanity. Father John Misty is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Josh Tillman. Tillman has released two widely acclaimed albums - Fear Fun (2012) and I Love You, Honeybear (2015) - and the recent "Real Love Baby" single as Father John Misty, and recently contributed to songs by BeyoncÉ, Lady Gaga, and Kid Cudi.


    While we could say a lot about Pure Comedy - including that it is a bold, important album in the tradition of American songwriting greats like Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, and Leonard Cohen - we think it's best to let its creator describe it himself. Take it away, Mr. Tillman: Pure Comedy is the story of a species born with a half-formed brain. The species' only hope for survival, nding itself on a cruel, unpredictable rock surrounded by other species who seem far more adept at this whole thing (and to whom they are delicious), is the reliance on other, slightly older, half-formed brains. This reliance takes on a few different names as their story unfolds, like "love," "culture," "family," etc. Over time, and as their brains prove to be remarkably good at inventing meaning where there is none, the species becomes the purveyor of increasingly bizarre and sophisticated ironies. These ironies are designed to help cope with the species' loathsome vulnerability and to try and reconcile how disproportionate their imagination is to the monotony of their existence. Something like that.


    Pure Comedy was recorded in 2016 at the legendary United Studios (Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Beck) in Hollywood, CA. It was produced by Father John Misty and Jonathan Wilson, with engineering by Misty's longtime sound-person Trevor Spencer and orchestral arrangements by renowned composer/double-bassist Gavin Bryars (known for extensive solo work, and work with Brian Eno, Tom Waits, Derek Bailey).

    LP 1
    1. Pure Comedy
    2. Total Entertainment Forever
    3. Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
    4. Ballad of the Dying Man
    5. Birdie
    6. Leaving LA


    LP 2
    1. A Bigger Paper Bag
    2. When the God of Love Returns There'll Be Hell to Pay
    3. Smoochie
    4. Two Wildly Different Perspectives
    5. The Memo
    6. So I'm Growing Old on Magic Mountain
    7. In Twenty Years or So

    Father John Misty
    $39.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    IV (Out of Stock)

    Aviv Geffen returns with Steven Wilson and other special guests Brett Anderson (Suede), Jonathan Donahue (Mercury Rev) & Vincent Cavanagh (Anathema) for the new studio album.


    Israel's leading counter-culture rock musician Aviv Geffen returns with Blackfield IV, featuring Steven Wilson and other special guests. Blackfield was started by Aviv and Steven in 2001 and have previously released the critically acclaimed albums Blackfield (2004), Blackfield II (2007) and 2011's
    Welcome To My DNA.


    Since Welcome To My DNA, Geffen's profile has continued to rise and Aviv has worked with legendary producers Tony Visconti and Trevor Horn, played live with U2 and Placebo, and has been a judge on
    the Israeli TV show, The Voice.


    Aviv contributed the writing and vocals on Blackfield IV, with Steven Wilson - who also mixed the album - adding guitar and vocal parts.

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    Springtime
    X-Ray (feat. Vincent Cavanagh - Anathema)
    Sense of Insanity
    Firefly (feat. Brett Anderson - Suede)
    The Only Fool is Me (feat. Jonathan Donahue - Mercury Rev)
    Jupiter
    Kissed by the Devil
    Lost Souls
    Faking
    After the Rain
    Blackfield
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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